​​​​​Niagara Training Academy  Leaders in Adult Learning


​ Testimonials


 Niagara Training academy has been providing quality firearms instruction since 2015 and has   delivered the Canadian Firearms Safety Course to hundreds of students. Please read what some   of our students have said.           


                                                                                                                     

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Excellent course, informative and training exercises were great! Will be recommending this course!

Randy C. (Dunnville)

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I came knowing nothing and finished comfortable in my knowledge. Al is a great instructor and I would highly recommend.

Charla A. (Niagara Region)

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Great experience. Learned a lot, engaging and not boring. Went by quick.

Nick D. (Niagara Region)

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Overall very informative. Class was interesting and thorough. I liked all the hands on learning.

Shelly W. (Dunnville)

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Very professional, enjoyable experience.  Good instruction.

Stan L. (Niagara Region)

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Comfortable, relaxing atmosphere.  Al was an excellent teacher and groomed us all for success.

Derek F. (Niagara Region)

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Excellent - conveys information in an easy to understand manner.  Makes you feel comfortable.

Kevin H. (Niagara Region)

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Excellent instructor!  Very knowledgeable and informative class.  Will recommend to others who are interested in taking a gun course!

Adrian L. (Niagara Region)

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Great course, highly trainer teacher.  Recommend to anyone looking to get their PAL.  10/10

Max M. (Niagara Region)

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Thank you! I had a great time learning about firearm safety. Al was a great instructor!

Paul K. (Niagara Region)
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Awesome experience, very happy with the teaching quality. Thanks! 

Jon L. (Niagara Region)
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I just want to say that I had an amazing time and our teacher was absolutely wonderful. He made the teaching and learning fun. No wonder I passed LOL. 

Michelle A. (Niagara Region)
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Very very good. Instructor is extremely knowledgeable, explains everything well. Will definitely refer other people. 

Dave M. (Niagara Region)
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Great experience. Presentation was well done. Trainer did a great job! Would recommend.  
Kerri (Halton Region)
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Cycling between lecture and practical teaching keeps students engaged. Very much enjoyed the course. 

Brad K. (Toronto)
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Good explanations, fun and hands on. Very calm and patient. Doesn't push anyone. Will recommend to others.  

Kyle T. (Niagara Region)
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Loved the course. The hands on and demonstrations were very good and helpful. Being able to handle the guns and ammunition was very helpful and it made the whole experience less intimidating for someone who has never held a gun before. Definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to even just know more about guns.  

Stephanie H. (Niagara Region)
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​Al is a great teacher. Lots of examples in different scenarios to show the difference and understand better.  Very patient when helping in the practice of the course.

P.S Tracy is very nice and gives information that is helpful and also very personal too!!

Debbie S. (Niagara Region)
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Wonderful!!!!  Great experience! Thanks once again, will recommend. 

Kemp R. (Niagara Region)
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Excellent Program  - Good pace  - Great Instruction 

Thank You

Steve H. (Niagara Region)
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Excellent course - Very good explanations - Both of the other instructors were excellent with Al leading - very enjoyable, great class participation.

Mark  S. (Niagara Region)
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Al was able to make a dull and repetitive course work. He is engaging and exciting. At all moments he had the class working towards being  safe and confident. I will recommend this in a heartbeat 

Calvin H. (Niagara Region)
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​Al was great at explaining, engaging and educating throughout the course. I felt confident and well taken care of.  Cheers !!!!

Jay M. (Toronto)
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Al was an amazing instructor!  Very informative and made the learning process fun and enjoyable.  The  hands-on nature of the course was very helpful  

Tina (Niagara Region)
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I appreciated that the theory was split up by practicing with the firearms ,  all the theory would have put me to sleep ,  I liked how Al was approaching .  He didn't make you feel uncomfortable while asking questions 

Maria (Niagara Region)
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Very informative covered a lot of information. Taught in a very informative way

Alan (Niagara Region)   
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Great instructor, takes the time to ensure that everyone in the class has learned each skill .  Recommend Al highly ​

Joe (New York)
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Thanks Al !  Fantastic instruction with a lot of hands on experience.

Andy (Niagara Region)
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I am far more comfortable and informed of proper handling and ammunition. Course was enjoyable

Dave (Niagara Region)
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It was excellent training 
Keep up the great work

Sarah (Niagara Region)
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Had a great time , learned a lot. Thanks for your time 

Eric (Niagara Region)
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Course was excellent, our instructor Al was calm and patient. I would recommend this course 

Mike (Niagara Region)
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Great delivery
kept it very interesting

Kyle (Niagara Region)
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Pretty darn good !!!!

Chris (Niagara Region)
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Al was a great teacher , he was very easy to understand and a novice like myself , felt very comfortable.

Donna (Niagara Region)
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The course was well taught and used a lot of hands on work . This course was not boring either !!

Nick (Niagara Region)
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Great course, very informative and educational
Learned a lot no question was a bad question
Thanks for a great weekend

Anthony (Hamilton)
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Very well delivered
Very informative
Loved the instructor ( Al )
Al answered every question above and beyond

Zack (Niagara Region)
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Course was very informative
Lots of  hands on instruction

Richard (Hamilton)

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Excellent Instructor
Easy to follow
Great course

Eric (GTA)
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The course was great
the instructor was very helpful and kept the course entertaining

Dan (Niagara Region)
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A ton of information but covered very well in a fast and efficient manner. Very personable and patient

Daniela (GTA)
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Excellent instructor !
Was over prepared for the exam
Learned best practices and safe handling
Would highly recommend

Rob (Waterloo)
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Great Teacher
Very informative
Learned some new things

Bill (Hamilton)
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Fantastic Course
Training instructor enjoys teaching
Keep up the great work

Gerry (Niagara Region)
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Experience was great, Instructor was great Flow and presentation was excellent , would highly recommend 
Give 5 out of 5 

Gabe (Waterloo)​​​​
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Extremely through and enjoyable. I will be sure to recommend anyone looking to obtain their Pal to this program 

Jordan (Niagara Region)
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​​Excellent !  Very through information, Great presenter, good pace for presentation of theory; lots of hands on practical 

Kathy (Niagara Region)
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AWESOME!!!!!

Thanks very much for your patience 

Miriam (NOTL) 
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It was an excellent course-fun and informative. By the end I had much more confidence handling a firearm and a greater sense of the responsibility  needed to possess  one. Thank you very much!

Jeremy (GTA) 
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Coming into the course I knew nothing about guns, and thanks to Al and his team after two short days, I feel more than comfortable handling any restricted or non-restricted weapons. 

Martin (Niagara Region) 
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Instructor Al was amazing. Took his time explaining things and making sure everyone felt comfortable.

Kendra (Niagara Region) 
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Al is a great instructor, he spent an appropriate amount of time on each subject, and presented  the information in a professional respectful 
and approachable manner. Thank you!  I will recommend this course !!!

Scott (Niagara Region)  
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Great class. Can not think of anything that could make it better. CONTENT was great and very informative. 

Mario (Niagara Region) 
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Overall, the courses are very easy to understand as well as the gun handling. Just remember ACTS & PROVE at all times. It has been an amazing time and a great experience to learn more about guns.

Denise  (Niagara Region)  
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I found this program fantastic. Great instruction by Al, found material very detailed.  This is an essential course for gun safety. Very well organized and most of all had a great safe time 

Stefan (Hamilton) 
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I had a lot of fun, I have never held a gun so this course really helped me get comfortable and to relax.

Chase (Niagara Region) 
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The class was very insightful and enjoyable.  The hands on part to this course I found very helpful for gaining real experience handling a weapon.  Thanks for all your help!

Spencer (Toronto) 
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Absolutely excellent training and hands on.  Instructor is very competent, knowledgeable and thorough.  I have a great understanding and confidence leaving this course .  Thank you Al 

Lindsay (Niagara Region) 
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​Al is an amazing , caring , patient , instructor.  He simplified hard and complex concepts and made sure you were geared towards success 
Thank-you

Tina (Niagara Region) 
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​​​Very well delivered, excellent presentation, good Program. I would recommend Al Albano's program to anyone. 


Tony (Niagara Region) 

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​​Coming from a military background, I thought I had a good understanding of firearms, but the information, practical handling and detail/structured course was invaluable. I will definitely respect my firearm and its safe handling.


Richard (Waterloo Region) 

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Al was amazing - Very Detailed and very patient !!!!


Brenda (Niagara Region)  

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Outstanding course !!!   A lot of fun and great material / content.  I learned so much. I would recommend to everyone interested in learning safe use of firearms.


Thank you so much !!!


Phil C. (Waterloo Region)  

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Thank you very much !  I am very glad my son and nephews came and were taught  by the best.  Well Done !!!!


A retired Police Officer 


Jeff D. (Hamilton) 

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Beautiful job explaining everything. I felt extremely comfortable going into the testing.  I'll be recommending your course to my friends who are interested. Again, thank you. 


Stuart D. (Halton Region) 

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I will recommend this program to others, Great instructors! Positive and encouraging. Lots of hands on practical experience. Knowledgeable and helpful and Patient.  Thank you for the experience and answering all my questions. 


Marie Beth Y.  (Niagara Region ) 

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Thank You !


- Good Speed

- Thorough

- One -on- one when required was help full

- Easy registration


Jeannie S. (Niagara Region ) 

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Trainers were excellent 

* Al was very engaging and kept my attention during the course

* Course was interesting


Spencer S. (Niagara Region) 

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Al is a seasoned instructor who is professional and personable.  I would absolutely recommend Niagara Training Academy to anyone for interactive and through firearms training 


Tracy R. (Niagara Region) -

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Great teaching technique "show - do - review " really works  - Well Done!


Kevin S.  (Niagara Region)​ 

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Al is a wonderful instructor and he made learning easy !  I am glad to have selected NTA for obtaining my minor son's licence. 


Nav N. (Niagara Region ) 

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Excellent Course, very good instruction, even for a experienced shooter\hunter.


Tim T. ( Niagara Falls, USA ) 

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I just wanted to say thank-you for the firearms safety courses this past weekend. I found the material covered both informative and interesting. The presentation was engaging, dynamic, and I especially enjoyed the video clips, both the "should do" and "should NOT do". 


 John D. (Niagara Region) 

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The theoretical and practical components of both the CFSC & CRFSC were easy to follow, taught exceptionally well, with the right amount of information, so not to overload the student.  Thanks for making it an enjoyable experience.


Braden Z. (Niagara Region) 

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My husband and son took the course here and loved the instructors. Now I've taken the course and can strongly agree. Thanks!


Teresa H. (Niagara Region) 

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Knowledgeable instructors who are safety conscience but make the class fun and interesting.


Andrew S. (Waterloo) 

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A great experience! The instructors clearly care and want us to do well and stay safe. The instructors made sure we were comfortable with each step before moving on.


Donna H. (Niagara Region) 

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Fantastic job, very informative, fun and approachable.  Will recommend my friends and family take this course.


Jon P. (Niagara Region) 

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Learned and retained a lot of excellent information over the course! Instructors were courteous and professional.


Tim M. (Niagara Region)

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Good class! Nice to be able to handle many different firearms and see how they all work.


Ryan B. (Orangeville)

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Very informative.  Al did a great job of being through and taking his time so that everyone understood everything needed for the test. Was a fun weekend.


Zack B. (Niagara Region)

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Thank you very much for all the information during the course.  I learned a lot and thank you all very much for this wonderful experience.


Chris Y. (Niagara Region) 

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​This course was extremely thorough and was explained clearly. Instruction on both practical and academic was beyond excellent. Al provided an amazing learning experience. 


Jennifer M. (Niagara Region) 

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Very relaxed atmosphere. Al took his time to explain everything clearly so everyone understood and was comfortable with the material and firearms.


Thank you,


Renee K. (Durham Region)

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​​Just wanted to thank the Niagara Training Academy for providing this course in a very professional and informative way.  Special thanks to Al Albano for doing an excellent job instructing us during the two day course.  There was a lot of information to process but I found all the material was presented in a way that was easy to learn and remember.  


Thanks again,


John P. (Niagara Region)

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My son & I recently took the CFSC/CRFSC certification at Niagara Training Academy with instructor Al Albano. We found the course to be very informative & enjoyable. Al takes an active role with each individual in  the class. Whether you are a novice or experienced hunter / gun enthusiast, you will learn a great deal taking this course. Al also brings in very experienced trainers like Sherrie Sadauskas to help him make the course not only educational but fun. Both Sherrie & Al provided us with a deep respect for safe gun handling.  I would recommend this course to my friends & family and to anyone who wants to learn about gun safety and handling from experienced instructors.

Thanks Al "great job"

Wayne & Jake R. (Niagara Region)
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I wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for a very educational and enjoyable training session.

Al – You did a remarkable job in covering all the subject matter and turned many Canadian hopeful gun owners into more responsible handlers of firearms, including me.  I was thoroughly impressed with how you handled the course!

Tracy – I want to thank you for helping me out in scheduling my exam quickly in the process and allowing me to return home to Cleveland at a semi-reasonable hour.

Thanks again for everything! 

Michael M. (Ohio, USA)
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Thanks for a great learning weekend. I appreciate all your care, efforts and patience with our class. We are pleasantly surprised at the amount of info we retained. Thanks to you and your family for giving up your valuable weekend time. I will always remember and apply my ACTS and PROVE.


Jeff E. (Niagara Region)

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Just wanted to thank you for teaching the course, it was very informative.  You really pack a lot of info at a student but the pace is good. 

Thanks again,

Brian G. (Niagara Region)